Do I Have to File Income Taxes?

Personal Finance

Do I Have to File Income Taxes?

Do I Have to File Income Taxes?

If you think the Internal Revenue Service expects to hear from everybody this time of year, here’s a quote that might surprise you. It’s from an IRS spokesperson I’ve interviewed many times, Mike Dobzinski. “We get quite a few returns that come in that really don’t have to be filed. If we can discern from… Read More

Does My Teen Really Have to File Taxes?

Personal Finance

Does My Teen Really Have to File Taxes?

Does My Teen Really Have to File Taxes?

You know you have to file a tax return, but does your teen? The deadline is rapidly approaching, and he or she may — or may not — have received forms relating to income last year. Chances are, your teen does not have to file. John Scherer, a certified financial planner with Trinity Financial Planning in… Read More

Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Should I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card?

Beyond the cold weather and snowstorms many Americans are facing this winter, a lot of us are also staring down a large tax payment. And when it comes time to pay what we owe, we actually have several choices when it comes to the method of payment. Unfortunately, many of us choose a form of payment that costs… Read More

What Can I Do About My High Property Taxes?

Personal Finance

What Can I Do About My High Property Taxes?

What Can I Do About My High Property Taxes?

Depending on where you live, property taxes can range from a slight inconvenience to a crushing expense. Here in South Florida, for example, the annual tax bill for my 2,200-square-foot waterfront home is close to $9,000 annually. Outside Atlanta, where my parents lived, they were paying less than $1,000 per year. But wherever you live, if you… Read More

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